Health and safety is our highest priority. As the advice about COVID-19 develops, we have followed government guidelines for staff based at our office in Portsmouth to work from home until further notice, to ensure that we are protecting both our communities and staff. Our phone line and emails continue to operate as usual. Please visit this page for more information.

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COVID-19 Updates

We understand there are uncertainties and concerns during this difficult time. The NFF are in the corner of serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their loved ones.

  • Please visit this page to access announcements and precautions taken on COVID-19 from the NFF and service providers.
  • Click here for a list of activities and free online services to help you and your family through this challenging time.

Driving Change

We value you, your contribution and your opinions.

We take your feedback to those in positions of power — the Chain of Command, Government Ministers, other Government departments, local authorities and civilian service providers and it informs policy and decision making.

Brighten Your Day

 Have you been impacted by COVID-19? During the pandemic, we recognise that there is additional pressure on currently serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families. Let us brighten your day via our latest project.

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Find expert advice and information on issues such as accommodation, education and relationships

Homeport magazine

The magazine of the Naval Families Federation.

We are excited to present to our Royal Navy & Royal Marines families the Summer edition of Homeport. In this edition, you will find:

  • Honest accounts of Navy life – Columns by Olive Oyl and Marina
  • Have you been impacted by COVID-19? Let us brighten your day.
  • Claim your free book – new chapter for family resource project
  • Strengthening Families – the right support at the right time
  • Trustee wanted – would you like to join the NFF board?
  • NFF Impact report 19/20
  • Tempting reader offers
  • And MUCH more!
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The effect of non-operational family separations on family functioning and well-being among Royal Navy and Royal Marines families

This study explores the effect of ‘weekending’ on family functioning and well-being among RN and RM families.

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The Experience of Parental Absence

The Experience of Parental Absence in Royal Navy & Royal Marines Families

A guide for parents & adults supporting children & young people

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Forces Families Jobs

For jobs. For training. For success.

Are you looking for a new job? Are you ready for a change in career? Forces Families Jobs (FFJ) is here to help. FFJ is the go-to place for training and employment for family members of current serving UK Armed Forces personnel. Visit and get started.

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